Translation of "art" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ɑːt/ us /ɑrt/

A2 [ no plural ] the making of things such as paintings or drawings, or the things that are made

modern art
an art gallery
the arts [ plural ]

activities such as painting, music, movies, dance, and writing

las artes
arts [ plural ]

subjects of study that are not sciences, for example history and languages

an arts degree

a skill

the art of conversation

(Translation of “art” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /aːt/

painting and sculpture

I’m studying art at college
Do you like modern art?
(also adjective) an art college/exhibition.

any of various creative forms of expression

painting, music, dancing, writing and the other arts.

an ability or skill; the (best) way of doing something

the art of conversation/war.
artful adjective

clever; having a lot of skill (usually in a bad sense)

astuto; con artimaña
an artful thief.
artfully adverb

astutamente; con mucha maña
He artfully managed to avoid being blamed for the mistake.
artfulness noun

astucia; artimaña
It requires considerable artfulness to keep all your team members happy.
arts noun plural

(often with capital) subjects such as languages, literature, and history, as opposed to sciences

Letras, Filosofía y Letras
the Faculty of Arts at the Univeristy of Leeds.
arty /ˈaːti/ /ˈaːrtsiː/ adjective ( artsy)

(informal) wanting people to think you are interested in art

Fanes del Arte
It’s the kind of bar where arty types hang out.
arty-farty /ˈaːtiˈfaːti/ /ˈaːrtsiˈfaːrtsiː/ adjective ( artsy-fartsy)

(informal) relating to or having an interest in the arts

Aficionado del Arte
The usual arty-farty crowd were at the exhibition.
art gallery /ˈaːt ˌɡæləri/ noun

a building where paintings and other works of art are shown to the public.

Galeria de Arte
artwork /ˈaːtˌwəːk/ noun

pictures and photographs prepared for a book or magazine.


a work of art.

Obra de Arte

(Translation of “art” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)